Our Ecuador holidays have so much to offer. From the colonial riches of the country’s high-altitude capital of Quito to the wonderful creatures of the Galapagos Islands, we’ve crafted a range of Ecuador tours and options that will delight even the most travelled and jaded of holidaymakers.
Our holidays in Ecuador shine the spotlight not just on this little-known country but on some of the other iconic landmarks of South America, so you can pack a wealth of sights into one unforgettable trip.
Highlights of our Ecuador tours
On all our Ecuador holidays, you’ll visit the ancient capital of Quito. Situated 2,800 metres above sea level and encircled by snow-wreathed Andean mountains, this enticing city is filled with sights, from its famous Equatorial Line Monument to a UNESCO-listed old quarter peppered with Spanish palaces, plazas and churches. Our escorted tours in Ecuador also include visits to Otavalo, travelling along the fabled Panamerican Norte highway to this bustling town, renowned for its colourful handicrafts markets.
For the ultimate in Ecuador tours, why not extend your holiday with cruises to the Galapagos Islands? After flying from Quito, you’ll board a cruise ship to tour these extraordinary volcanic islands, which are home to some of the unique species first recorded by Charles Darwin in 1835. Our holidays to the Galapagos islands include visits to the islands of Santa Cruz, Santiago, Rabida and others, giving you the chance to see everything from blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, land iguanas and penguins to finches and fur sea lions, all in their natural habitats of the archipelago’s rugged terrain and beaches.
Some of our escorted tours to Ecuador incorporate the best of Peru, lying to the south. We’re talking the bustling Peruvian capital of Lima with its stunning monasteries, lovely Plazas de Armas and imposing cathedral. Cuzco, once the capital of the mighty Inca Empire, is another highlight, as is Lake Titicaca, with its floating, reed-bed Uros islands. Topping the agenda, though is, Machu Picchu, the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, whose crumbled temples, fountains and palaces are cast against a jaw-dropping canvas of jungle-clad mountains.
Take a closer look at our holidays in Ecuador, including those which feature cruises to the Galapagos Islands, here.